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Foxtrots of the Indian Navy


Author: Commodore P.R. Franklin
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Frontier India Technology (2 June 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8193005570
ISBN-13: 978-8193005576
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm

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Cmde. P.R. Franklin, AVSM, VSM (retd.) narrates some true accounts of the Soviet Foxtrot submarines that were in Indian Navy service. The names of the eight Foxtrots have been anagrammed to arrive at the name “Vanshali”, which is the central submarine character of these narratives. The book covers a spectrum of the activities of Foxtrots in the service including facets of training in the USSR, taking possession, bringing them to India, wartime and peacetime activities, and finally beaching a Foxtrot for display as a museum. The book has interesting revelations of a brush with a nuclear submarine in the Arabian Sea and of an Indian submarine’s predicament when confronted with the situation of meeting up with the American Carrier USS Enterprise when it entered the Bay of Bengal during 1971 Indo-Pak war.


    The Grey Lady of Tallinn
    Pre-Commissioning Revelries
    The Commissioning
    Acceptance and Work Up
    Homeward Bound
    Warmer Climes
    Lagos and Christmas
    South Atlantic and the Horn of Africa
    The Coming of Age
    The Indian Ocean – At Last!
    Complexities of Undersea Warfare
    A New Way Of Life
    A Trip To The Andaman Islands
    Fleet Exercises
    Catching Smugglers
    War Patrol
    Bottom Cleaning In Company
    Support Organisations
    Off For A Mid-Life Update
    The Inspection
    Stripe Wetting
    The Piggery
    The Rogue Torpedo
    Operational Missions
    A Foreign Cruise
    VIP’s Onboard
    Relegation To Second Line
    The Final Countdown

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